Tauranga Musical Theatre
Tauranga Musical Theatre is an integral part of the Tauranga Moana community. The society's history goes back to a performance in the Tauranga Town Hall on 7 September 1932.
Tauranga Musical Theatre has a proud history of high calibre productions. We generally stage four shows each year. Our ‘major production’ is at Baycourt Theatre, with three smaller productions (including a Youth only show) in our own Westside Theatre on 17th Avenue.
The smaller productions are important for growing our members, and building the next generation of theatre lovers and arts workers. It is a smaller and 'safer' environment for new performers, and a great training ground.
We are an amateur society, drawing our members from the wider Western Bay of Plenty area. Our society offers opportunities for performers (acting, singing and dancing), people interested in backstage craft (costumes, lighting, sound, directing, production management, set construction, musical direction, choreography) and management (e.g. marketing, committee).
Ours is an inclusive society, comprising a diverse range of members offering their collective skills. There are always opportunities for people with a wide range of skills to become involved and, in return, experience kinship with a fun-loving and entertaining group of people.
As with any society or club, there is a social aspect that cannot be overlooked. There is a strong social scene at Tauranga Musical Theatre alongside the production of shows, which offers valuable time to meet people and build a solid team atmosphere.
With a sound financial position, and a history of quality productions and high patronage, the Society is very healthy. We are in the midst of an exciting time of growth, systems enhancement, and future planning in which we hope to see the theatre continue to flourish.
With a solid membership that is growing every year, the future looks very strong for Tauranga Musical Theatre.
With an abundance of talent in the community, we will continue to provide opportunities within the performing arts, to both performers and backstage crew, and endeavour to maintain this a strong part of the Tauranga community, as well as providing entertainment to our audiences.
Why not get involved in the Tauranga Moana community, and join our community of friends at Tauranga Musical Theatre?